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Spokane police searching for road rage suspect

Police are asking for help in identifying and finding a man suspected of intentionally ramming a car in a road rage incident Wednesday morning.


Dog seized after found with collar embedded in its neck

A man has been charged with animal cruelty after the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service found his dog with a collar embedded in his neck.


Man arrested on child sex charges for a second time

A man has been arrested on child sex charges for the second time this month after allegedly contacting his 14-year-old victim in violation of a court order.


Overnight search for murder suspect comes up empty in Bonner County

A wanted murder suspect is presumed to be still on the loose in Bonner County after an extensive search Wednesday turned up empty.


In Sunday’s north Spokane shooting, family loses second brother in less than a year

Spokane Police arrested three men in connection with Sunday’s homicide in Emerson-Garfield.


Police search for murder suspect in Bonner County

Law enforcement officials in Bonner County launched a manhunt Wednesday night for a man wanted for a murder in Nampa, Idaho.


Visa request of man picked to be Spokane police ombudsman denied, but commission hasn’t given up

It looks like it was prudent for the Spokane police ombudsman commission to


Three men sentenced in Spokane murder over food stamp card

Three men were sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to murder in a brutal robbery-turned-strangling in a lower South Hill home last year.


STA considering new funding for downtown police officer

STA is considering renewing an agreement to fund a downtown Spokane police officer, police officials told Spokane’s Public Safety Committee Monday.


Girl killed in Mead accident Saturday identified as Lilly Slayton

A girl hit by a truck while crossing a street in Mead Saturday was identified Monday as Lilly Slayton, 16.


Girl dies after being hit by a truck in Mead

A girl was killed when she was hit by a truck while crossing the street in Mead just before 2:30 p.m. Saturday.


Four charged in suspected mail theft

Four people were arrested for suspected mail theft after an early morning traffic stop last week in Hayden.


UPDATED: Fri., March 18, 2016, 6:10 p.m.

Thief steals $800,000 from Spokane developer Harlan Douglass

Spokane developer Harlan Douglass suspects his long time assistant cracked his personal safe and stole $800,000 in cash.


Wife of Coeur d’Alene doctor pleads not guilty in alleged drug ring

Loren Michelle Toelle, the wife of Coeur d’Alene gastroenterologist Stanley Alvin Toelle, pleaded not guilty to felony drug distribution in federal court Thursday. Her son, Sean Lee Jackson, pleaded not …


Shadle Park High School teen expelled for aggressive behavior with multiple girls

Police have arrested a 17-year-old Shadle Park High School student suspected of being sexually aggressive with several girls on school property.


Witnesses say man found dead was wrapped in a blanket, tied with cords

Homeless people squatting in a vacant house on East First told police that the man found dead there this week may have died of a drug overdose.


Left-lane drivers targeted by WSP

The Washington State Patrol is warning drivers not to hog the left lane if they’re not passing other vehicles. .


Suspects identified in food bank theft

Deputies identified two people suspected of breaking into the Fairfield Food Bank in February after a man spotted his truck in surveillance video footage of the theft.


Doug Clark: Zehm didn’t die in obscurity, thanks to unsung heroes

With the 10th anniversary of the beating of Otto Zehm upon us, it’s time to thank some of the unsung heroes who kept him from dying in obscurity.


Gun, car recovered in Coeur d’Alene pastor shooting

The gun and car that investigators suspect were used in the March 6 shooting of a Coeur d’Alene church pastor are in police custody. Two detectives from the Coeur d’Alene …


Police investigate suspicious East Central death

Spokane police are investigating a suspicious death at an East Central home.


Spokane police domestic violence unit means more victims being heard, getting help

The Spokane Police Department created a domestic violence unit to complement the YWCA’s Family Justice Center. The result has been more referals for victims to get help, and more cases …


Man who died in motorcycle crash identified

A man who died in a motorcycle crash on Second Avenue near Freya Street Saturday has been identified as 24-year-old Matthew Bailey.


Man found in Spokane River identified

The man found in the Spokane River in the 16200 block of East Indiana Avenue on March 9 has been identified as 23-year-old Dillan Oatman.


Woman charged in daughter’s overdose death

A woman has been charged with helping her daughter commit suicide with drugs last fall in a Spokane Valley hotel room.


Man who allegedly spied on a woman in a toilet stall faces voyeurism charges

A Spokane man who allegedly spied on a woman using the bathroom at a Spokane Valley bowling alley Saturday faces voyeurism charges.


Downtown Spokane police captain suspended over used office furniture dispute

An internal investigation into a Spokane Police Department’s captain showed concerns over moving furniture from the downtown precinct came from city administrators.


SWAT team enters Spokane Valley home to rescue children and arrest father

Spokane deputies barged into a Spokane Valley house Sunday night to rescue two children and arrest their father who is suspected of assaulting his wife and making threats to kill …


Police arrest injury hit-and-run suspect

A speeding SUV driver smashed into a pickup truck Sunday, sending two people to the hospital, and then fled before crashing into an antique truck along East Mission Avenue. Spokane …


Bomb squad at Phoenix airport to check on suspicious image

A Phoenix Police Department bomb squad is at Sky Harbor International Airport to check out a suspicious image at a security checkpoint.